Wednesday, November 16, 2005

What Obsolete Skill Am I ?

It 's comforting to say that 'practice makes perfect'....
You are 'Gregg shorthand'. Originally designed to
enable people to write faster, it is also very
useful for writing things which one does not
want other people to read, inasmuch as almost
no one knows shorthand any more.
You know how important it is to do things
efficiently and on time. You also value your
privacy, and (unlike some people) you do not
pretend to be friends with just everyone; that
would be ridiculous. When you do make friends,
you take them seriously, and faithfully keep
what they confide in you to yourself.
Unfortunately, the work which you do (which is
very important, of course) sometimes keeps you
away from social activities, and you are often
lonely. Your problem is that Gregg shorthand
has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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My Favourite Day of the Year

Lots of families have traditions and mine is no exception.

I am the third generation of women in my family to have met their future husband in a bar.

We've been married for twenty-one years, TonyP and I.

But Forever would not be long enough.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Post-Tour Re-Cap

I am still not feeling emotionally strong enough to blog about the Studio Tour.

It's one of those Long, Dark Teatime of the Soul kinds of things.




Food + Beer + Bloggers =

TonyP and I just got home from a blogger meet-up, over at the new American Tobacco thingy.

OK, first of all: If you haven't been over to the new American Tobacco thingy, please do so. It is very cool. The old brickwork is especially beautiful and that's where they've moved the Mellow Mushroom. The complex is across the street from the Bulls stadium and within easy walking distance of the Amtrak platform and the big-ass jail that looks an awful lot like a hotel when you see it from the baseball stadium.

If you saw me at the meet-up, you probably thought that I was not having a good time. But I was just tired. Actually, I had a great time! It was nice putting faces to names and I always enjoy the vibe I get from bloggers.

It is a very dynamic community.